When looking to add landscaping to your home, there are numerous types of flowers, plants, and shrubs to choose from. Landscaping with shrubs will give you a variety of looks that you may be looking for and also a variety of uses.
Boxwoods are a type of shrub that is great for a variety of landscaping ideas. They work well as an edge along a sidewalk or driveway. They also work well to have an edge around a flower garden. The also help to give your flowers a beautiful border and will even provide shade to flowers when they are planted near the boxwoods, which need partial shade. Planting these in front of windows on the main level of your home will add to the look of your home without covering your view to the outside. This type of shrub should be trimmed a few times a year to keep them looking fresh.
Evergreens are great for landscaping as well. They are taller and add some height as well as shape to the various landscaping around your home. These hedges are taller and also bush out and are thicker making it difficult to see anything on the other side of them. Because of this, evergreens are great for giving you privacy within your yard. You can easily plant a line of these around your backyard and be assured that you will have the privacy you want. They also do not need to be consistently maintained and trimmed back.
Hemlock is similar to an evergreen. Evergreen shrubs are great for giving you the privacy you are looking for because they are taller, the branches bush out, and are also thick making it difficult to see through to the other side of them. Rather than the sharp and rough needles that evergreens have, a Hemlock has short, soft needles. They will help to add a great look to any home as well as giving you privacy.
A privet hedge is another shrub that is great for giving you the privacy you expect and need. This shrub will form a wall between your property and the outside. You can then be in privacy and comfort that you can do the things that you want without all of your neighbors checking up on you. The privet hedge will need to be trimmed periodically to keep it looking its best. When you prune this hedge on a consistent basis, it will continue to grow, fill in, and become thicker as well. They also help to add to the privacy that you are looking for.
While you are doing some landscaping work around your home, there are many options out there. When looking for privacy or adding a unique edging look to your walkway, driveway, or flower gardens, shrubs make a great addition.